Half a century of head-scratching for posties and delivery drivers in the largest village in Angus has been brought to an end.
Far from being on the road to nowhere, residents in eight Letham houses have lived on the street with two names since their homes were built in the 1960s.
Now, after years of confusion, councillors have agreed to drop the original street name and formally include the houses in the road they actually sit on.
When they were built as part of a larger development, as the village grew to the south-west, the houses were addressed as 17-24 Vinney Place.
They back on to the Vinney Place scheme but the front doors face on to Dundee Street.
Angus Council head of technical services Ian Cochrane told communities committee councillors that residents contacted the authority over the name confusion after experiencing difficulty in obtaining insurance and other services because the majority of property databases did not recognise their address.
Only one of the residents in the eight properties opposed the renaming plan.
Mr Cochrane added: “The objector suggests it was the local authority’s error when the houses were constructed and that to change the addresses would be inconvenient and potentially costly for residents.
“The objector also considers that to introduce these house numbers into Dundee Street would be illogical in relation to the current existing house numbers in Dundee Street.”
The official accepted the number would not flow logically but said the current Vinney Place addressing is even less logical.
“If approved, Angus Council can assist the residents by informing many of the interested parties of the change of address such as Royal Mail, emergency services and utility companies but it would be up to each resident to advise friends, doctor, dentist, banks etc.”
Local councillor Ewan Smith said: “This must be really annoying for deliveries and such like, so hopefully this will bring a reassurance for the residents.”